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Men & #039;s Roles in Women & #039;s Abortion Trajectories in Urban Zambia
CONCLUSIONSIncreasing knowledge about the legality and availability of safe abortion is vital not only among sexually active women, but also among those they confide in, including men. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - November 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

The Humanity behind Frontline Health Care
November 14, 2017The job is difficult, frustrating, risky —and immensely rewarding. TheFourth Global Forum on Human Resources for Healthbegan with six powerful accounts from the front lines of health care.Please don ’t rape me. Please don’t rape me. Please don’t rape me.This is what was going through Rushaana Gallow ’s mind in 2015 when one of the men who had climbed into her ambulance to rob it put his hand inside her shirt. She and another emergency medical technician had been prepping to take on a patient who was having chest pains in one of Cape Town, South Africa’s “red zones&...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

Aid Groups Sound Alarm on DRC Crisis
By Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Nov 13 2017 (IPS)The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is on the brink of a humanitarian crisis and the international community must step in before it worsens, humanitarian agencies warn. The escalation of ethnic clashes in southeastern DRC in recent months has left millions displaced and on the verge of starvation.In the past year alone, the conflict has displaced nearly 2 million, 850,000 of whom are children and some of whom have fled to the neighboring nations of Angola and Zambia. DRC already had the highest number of new displacements in the world in 2016.Last month, the U...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Africa Aid Armed Conflicts Climate Change Crime & Justice Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees Peace Religion TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

Zambia:Meet The Country's First Female Urologist
[This is Africa] Dr. Mumba Chalwe Zambia's first woman in urology wants her accomplishments to inspire other women and girls, "Like I always say "iron sharpens iron" if women and girls can see fellow women as achievers outside the domestic sphere they can aim higher." (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 10, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Conservation Agriculture: Zambia ’s Double-edged Sword against Climate Change and Hunger
Minimum tillage (ripping) in Kasiya Camp, Zambia. Credit: Crissy Mupuchi/DAPPBy Friday PhiriPEMBA, Zambia, Nov 7 2017 (IPS)As governments gather in Bonn, Germany for the next two weeks to hammer out a blueprint for implementation of the global climate change treaty signed in Paris in 2015, a major focus will be on emissions reductions to keep the global average temperature increase to well below 2°C by 2020.While achieving this goal requires serious mitigation ambitions, developing country parties such as Zambia have also been emphasising adaptation as enshrined in Article 2 (b) of the Paris Agreement: Increasing the a...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Friday Phiri Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Combating Desertification and Drought Development & Aid Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Natural Resources Poverty & SDGs Projects TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation conservatio Source Type: news

Africa:Cholera Death Toll Escalates in East, Southern Africa
[CAJ News] An intense cholera outbreak has killed some 1 562 people in Eastern and Southern Africa since the beginning of the year. The deaths have been recorded from 104 095 outbreaks in Angola, Burundi, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 26, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia:Cholera Threat May Force Cancellation of Independence Day Celebrations
[Zambia Reports] Government may consider the cancellation of Independence Day celebrations following a cholera outbreak in some parts of the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 23, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia:Lusaka City Council Bans Fresh Foods On Streets
[Zambia Reports] The Lusaka City Council has banned the sale of ready to eat food stuffs on the streets in a bid to curb the cholera outbreak which has so far claimed one life. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 17, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia:Mansa Hospital Goes Smart
[Times of Zambia] MANSA General Hospital has started modernising its operations with the installation of a paperless system known as Electronic Health Record System. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 16, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia: Cholera Cases Reach 17 in Lusaka
[Zambia Reports] Lusaka has been hit by a cholera outbreak with merely the first signs of rain. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 10, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia: Kalolo Chitembo - Young Doctor With a Passion
[Times of Zambia] Inspiration is something that has driven many people to make various career choices, but it was not so for one youthful medical doctors who chose to study medicine because of his asthmatic condition. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 10, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia: First Lady Donates to Ndola Teaching Hospital
[Times of Zambia] First Lady Esther Lungu has donated medical equipment and foodstuff worth K94,000 to Ndola Teaching Hospital (NTH). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 10, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Cholera Deaths Soaring in Eastern, Southern Africa
[CAJ News] Nairobi -MORE than 1 550 people have died from a raging cholera outbreak afflicting the Eastern and Southern Africa Regions since the beginning of the year. The deaths have been recorded from 102 800 outbreaks in Angola, Burundi, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Somalia accounts for 76,6 percent of the total cases reported, followed by South Sudan at 15,9 percent. Over the past four weeks, according to the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef), Tanzania has r (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 10, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia: Lusaka Cholera Cases Rise
[Times of Zambia] More cholera cases have been reported in Lusaka with the Ministry of Health placing the city on high alert. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 9, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Timpiyan, Zambia - Zoonotic TB survivor
My name is Timpiyan and I am a zoonotic tuberculosis (TB) survivor. I come from the Kajiado County in Kenya, and I am originally from a Maasai tribe. Since 2016 I have been a member of the World Health Organization (WHO) Civil Society Task Force on TB. In 2011, I realized that something was wrong with my health when I started losing weight while my stomach was constantly swollen. I had a whole body scan at the hospital in Nairobi and the doctors told me that they saw a big mass in my upper abdomen which had to be removed. (Source: WHO Feature Stories)
Source: WHO Feature Stories - September 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: tuberculosis [subject], tb, African Region [region], Feature [doctype], Kenya [country] Source Type: news

25 Trips to Take During Your Lifetime
Exploring the “lost city” of Petra, a walking safari in Zambia, a cruise to Antarctica: This isn’t your average trip. Take your family vacation to the next level with 25 destinations worthy of your bucket-list. (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Travel + Leisure Tags: Uncategorized onetime onetimetravel Source Type: news

Federal Workers Who Made a Difference
The federal government gets a bad rap: it is constantly described as bloated and clunky, its workers as inefficient and ineffectual. Yet by and large, the men and women who make up the federal workforce rise above the criticism, put one foot in front of the other and do their job. Rarely is the work they do acknowledged, much less praised. But for the past 16 years, the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals, or Sammies, have sought to change that by honoring federal employees who have an outsize impact on the country and the world. Below, the 2017 Sammie winners, chosen by the nonpartisan Partnership for Public Servic...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Maya Rhodan Tags: Uncategorized Government Source Type: news

5 African countries approach control of their HIV epidemics as U.S. government launches bold strategy to accelerate progress
Data released today from the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) show that the HIV epidemic is coming under control in Lesotho. These results add to prior PEPFAR-supported Population-based HIV Impact Assessments (PHIAs) announced in the last nine months for Malawi, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

5 African countries approach control of their HIV epidemics
(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) Data released today from the US President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) show that the HIV epidemic is coming under control in Lesotho. These results add to prior PEPFAR-supported Population-based HIV Impact Assessments (PHIAs) announced in the last nine months for Malawi, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.   Together, these data demonstrate impressive progress toward controlling the HIV epidemics in the five countries. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Zambia: Veteran Scribe Pours Cold Water On Incident Driven Health Reportage
[Zambia Reports] Veteran journalist Edem Djokotoe has check mated scribes that have excitedly taken to social media over the death of one of their own Sithembile Zulu of the Daily Mail after giving birth. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia: Levy Mwanawasa Hospital Under Probe for Negligence
[Zambia Reports] Following the death of Zambia Daily Mail employee, Sithembile Zulu, the government has instituted investigations into circumstances surrounding the entire episode and the general increase of maternal deaths at Levy Mwanawasa University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia: Twitter Outrage As Zambian Journalist, 29, Dies After Giving Birth
[News24Wire] News of the death of a Zambian journalist Sithembile Zulu, who died after giving birth at a local hospital has led to a public outcry, with fellow journalists highlighting the issue of maternal deaths in the southern African country, a report says. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 12, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

List randomization for soliciting experience of intimate partner violence: application to the evaluation of Zambia's unconditional child grant program - Peterman A, Palermo TM, Handa S, Seidenfeld D.
Social scientists have increasingly invested in understanding how to improve data quality and measurement of sensitive topics in household surveys. We utilize the technique of list randomization to collect measures of physical intimate partner violence in ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Once Decimated by AIDS, Zimbabwe ’s Khoisan Tribe Embraces Treatment
Members of Zimbabwe’s Khoisan tribe perform a traditional dance during an HIV/AIDS awareness campaign conducted by Tsoro-O-Tso San, a development trust that aids the tribe. Credit: Jeffrey Moyo/IPSBy Jeffrey MoyoTSHOLOTSHO, Zimbabwe, Aug 31 2017 (IPS)Sixty-seven-year-old Hloniphani Sidingo gives a broad smile while popping out through the gate of a clinic in her village, as she heads home clutching containers of anti-retroviral pills.The first Bantu people to dwell in present-day Zimbabwe, the Khoisan, also known as the Bushmen or Basagwa, populate remote areas of southern Africa, particularly Angola, Botswana, Namib...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jeffrey Moyo Tags: Africa Featured Headlines Health Indigenous Rights Poverty & SDGs ARV treatment HIV/AIDS Khoisan tribe Zimbabwe Source Type: news

Zambia: Hospitals Overwhelmed With Too Many Patients, Fewer Doctors in Zambia
[Deutsche Welle] Zambia's government has acknowledged the country's health system needs to be revamped. Equipping hospitals with adequate supplies of medicine, constructing more health centers and hiring extra doctors are on the agenda. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 29, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia: YMCA Steps Up Fight Against HIV/Aids
[Times of Zambia] THE Young Men Christian Association (YMCA) has stepped up measures aimed at increasing the number of men who access health services to help reduce the HIV/AIDS prevalence rate. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 29, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia: Could There be a Resurgence in Forced HIV Testing
[Bhekisisa] More than three decades ago, HIV activists fought against mandatory testing. Now an old battle is finding new life. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Southern Africa: Rights Groups Welcome Zambia's Informed Consent Clarification
[Namibian] The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) and AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (Arasa) welcomed the clarification by Dr. Chitalu Chilufya, Zambian Minister of health, during a live interview on 20 August, that the expansion of provider-initiated HIV testing and adoption of test-and-treat will be continued with due respect for the right to informed consent. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - August 23, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

For HIV Clients in Zambia, Referrals Are Life-Changing
August 21, 2017A simple document from a trained health worker  can give clients the courage they need to face the virus head-on.Hildah Maswabi waits for the lay counselor to write down her details —full name, address, telephone number, gender, HIV/TB statuses—on her referral form so she can take it to the nearest local health center.The mood as she waits is somber.  Finally, after the lay counselor has written and reviewed everything for completeness and correctness, Hildah takes the form with a sigh of relief. It is only when I talk to her that I understand how much it represents to her.I finally fou...
Source: IntraHealth International - August 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Zambia: Lungu Dares Those Opposing Mandatory HIV Testing
[Zambia Reports] President Edgar Lungu has dared stakeholders planning to take him to court over his recent pronouncement on mandatory HIV testing to go ahead. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - August 18, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zambia: Is HIV Mandatory Testing Getting Support?
[Times of Zambia] Stakeholders have hailed President Edgar Lungu for directing that HIV/AIDS testing now be mandatory in all public health institutions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 17, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia: Is Mandatory HIV Testing Getting Support?
[Times of Zambia] Stakeholders have hailed President Edgar Lungu for directing that HIV/AIDS testing now be mandatory in all public health institutions. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - August 17, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zambia: Mandatory HIV Testing Unethical - Opposition
[Zambia Reports] Opposition FDD has become the first prominent voice to oppose the announcement HIV testing will be mandatory. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - August 16, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zambia: HIV Testing Now Compulsory - Presdent Lungu
[Zambia Reports] The declaration by President Edgar Lungu that HIV testing will be mandatory at all health facilities in the country has ignited debate among the citizenry. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - August 16, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zambia: President Declares Compulsory HIV Testing
[Times of Zambia] HIV/AIDS testing is now mandatory in public health institutions as the Government acts to prevent further loss of life from the disease which has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives since the mid-80s, President Edgar Lungu has announced. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - August 16, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zambia: Compulsory HIV Testing Will Attract More Stigma, Discrimination
[Zambia Reports] I am yet to read the full statement on the issue of making the testing for HIV mandatory. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 16, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

A Preacher on a Mission to End HIV in Zambia
August 14, 2017Whether he ’s on his bike, giving a sermon, or counseling at the clinic, Reverend Lusale is ready to talk to anyone about HIV.When the first AIDS case struck Zambia in 1984, Reverend Lusale was two years away from graduating from theology school, and did not know the impact the virus would have on Zambians ’ lives, or on his own.At its peak in Zambia in 2001, when21.5% of the adult population was infected, he realized there was something he could do to help. Reverend Lusale decided to go for training as an HIV counsellor.Today he works as part ofIntraHealth International’s team of lay couns...
Source: IntraHealth International - August 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Zambia: Photo of Mother Breastfeeding in School Uniform Goes Viral
[Zambia Reports] Talk about being loyal to a dream, a grade 11 pupil at Kawambwa High School has captured the admiration of many with her image breastfeeding her baby in her school uniform going viral. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 3, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: Immune Booster Gains Ground
[Times of Zambia] Years back, it was fashionable to dismiss herbal treatment of AIDS as inferior, but not anymore. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - July 28, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zambia: Japan Donates Medical Equipment to University Teaching Hospitals
[Times of Zambia] The Japanese government has donated medical equipment worth K1.8 million to the University Teaching Hospitals (UTH) in the newly-born babies ward, D Block. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 28, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia: Medical Personnel Attends to an Injured Player - PHOTO
[Zambia Reports] An unidentified female medical personnel attends to an injured player during one of the league matches in the Zambian Super Division League. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 27, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia: Photo of Medical Personnel Attending to Injured Player Goes Viral
[Zambia Reports] An unidentified female medical personnel attends to an injured player during one of the league matches in the Zambian Super Division League. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 27, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Self-Testing for HIV Accepted by African Sex Workers
(MedPage Today) -- High rates seen in randomized trial in Zambia (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - July 25, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zambia: Group Hands Over Health Post to Ministry of Health
[Times of Zambia] The Reformed Open Community Schools (ROCS) in Mbala District has handed over a health post to the Ministry of health. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 4, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia: Did HIV Prevalence Rate Drop 11%?
[Times of Zambia] WHILE it is a universally accepted norm that a healthy nation is a wealthy one, the scourge of HIV/AIDS on the contrary has impacted negatively on many economies around the globe. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - July 3, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Factors Affecting Sex- and Age-Disaggregated Data in Health Information Systems - Lessons from the Field
Report compiled evidence from desk reviews and key informant (KI) interviews in Kenya, Tanzania, and Zambia to illustrate trends and challenges in the collection and use of sex- and age- disaggregated health information system data and provides recommendations to move the field of global health forward. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - June 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Zambia: Gra ça Machel Visiting Zambia
[Gra ça Machel Trust] Lusaka -The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) in Zambia announces the visit of one of the world's leading advocates for women and children's rights, Mrs. Graça Machel, to Zambia from the 20th to the 22nd June, 2017. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 22, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia: Govt Bans Second Hand Underwear
[Zambia Reports] The Zambia Bureau of Standards (ZABS) has again warned against second hand underwear. This has led to the Zambian government to ban second hand under garments because they pose a health hazard. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 4, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia improves real-time tracking of vaccines, reduces stock outs
(Source: WHO Feature Stories)
Source: WHO Feature Stories - April 26, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: vaccines [subject], vaccine, vaccine safety, vaccine quality, African Region [region], Feature [doctype], Zambia [country] Source Type: news

Zambia: How Zambia Is Beating Malaria
[Bhekisisa] A decade ago, most countries used only localised strategies. But Zambia decided to make bed nets, insecticides, and drugs available nationwide. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news